As the festive season approaches, I thought id share some of my favorite ways to get into the festive spirit.
And like most things with me, it usually starts with Flowers of some sort. I take a trip to my local florist and buy all the foliage I can get my hands on
There is nothing like making your own Christmas wreath to get you into the Christmas spirit ... I think its something about the amazing smell of pine and eucalyptus that does it
I Like to add a few fresh roses to my wreaths to pretty them up
I will totally admit, this is not the best tip for those on the Christmas dress diet but like someone wise once told me..." just because its there, doesn't mean you have to eat it ". So here it is, I fill my candy jars in our kitchen with as many Christmas themed treats as I can find. My main criteria is that it has to look cute ha ha. I also tie candy stripe ribbon onto the lids to tie in the red and white theme
Candy canes, ginger bread biscuits, mince pies, marshmallows for hot chocolate all work great and mean when you have guests over for the festive period you are all set to cater for their every sweet desire. The little mince pie cookies are from John Lewis (every year they have the cutest Christmas range) and the mini gingerbread houses are from Harrods
Tell me those gingerbread houses are not the cutest thing ever... my friends loved them!
Another super cute addition are these biscuits from the biscuiteers. They do all kinds of Christmas themed biscuit tins, but my favorite was this nutcracker themed box
These marzipan festive themed treats from Fortnum and Mason are super cute and great to serve with a nice pot of tea.
Home fragrance at Christmas is extra important to me as it evokes memories of happy times and Christmas to me is the happiest of them all. So where better for home fragrance than the delightful Jo Malone.
They really do have the best wintry, comforting scents. Past Favorite's have been roasted chestnut and pine and eucalyptus (which is seasonal I believe) Pomegranate noir is particularly lovely at this time of year too
Which are your favorite Christmas traditions and rituals? id love to hear all about them
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